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Ahead of American Ultra’s release in UK cinemas, we look at the rise of the stoner in film, from the 30s to the present...
"The motion picture you are about to witness may startle you. It would not have been possible, otherwise, to sufficiently emphasize the frightful toll of the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly increasing numbers. Marihuana is that drug - a violent narcotic - an unspeakable scourge - the Real Public Enemy Number One!
So reads the opening crawl to the now infamous film Reefer Madness. Originally released in 1936, it was designed as a hard-hitting expose of marijuana and its inherent dangers. The drug could cause "violent, uncontrollable laughter," the movie's introduction read. It could induce "dangerous hallucinations," "monstrous extravagances," all eventually leading to "shocking acts of physical violence... ending often in incurable insanity."
Reefer Madness was one of many »
John Stockwell is in talks to write and direct a sequel to last year’s drug-fueled dark comedy “Kid Cannabis,” which starred Jonathan Daniel Brown as real life marijuana kingpin Nate Norman, it was announced Monday. Production is slated to start in early 2016 in advance of an April 20, 2017 release date, according to producer Gordon Bijelonic. “Kid Cannabis” co-starred Kenny Wormald, Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley. The first film depicted the true story of Idaho teenager Nate Norman, who became entrenched in a multi-million dollar marijuana trafficking ring, leading to high times for Nate and his friends, and ultimately »
- Jeff Sneider
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